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Mistry, Rohinton. A FINE BALANCE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Hardcover

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2nd printing. The second novel (third book) by this award winning author, who was born in Bombay, India and moved to Canada in 1975. This novel is set in an unnamed coastal city in India in 1975, where the government has just declared a state of emergency, and four people are forced by the housing shortage to share a cramped apartment. This novel - which explores the lives of these four people - can be summed up in the words of one of the characters "there is no such thing as an uninteresting life" and in the hands of Mistry, that is true. Winner of the second annual Giller award. 603 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot.) .ISBN # 0-678-446087 

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